Campaign Behavior, Experimental Design, Political Behavior, Persuasion, Vote Buying, Corruption"
David Nickerson (PhD Yale 2005) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses substantively on how campaigns mobilize supporters and the effectiveness of these tactics. To gain reliable estimates of campaign tactics, he also thinks about research design and data collection. Professor Nickerson teaches courses that introduce students to research design and the basics of quantitative analysis. In 2012, Professor Nickerson served as the Director of Experiments for the Analytics Department of President Obama’s re-election campaign. He continues to collaborate with governmental and non-governmental groups to answer practical questions about engaging constituents.